Pros and Cons of Faux Wood Plantation Shutters In Boston

Holly Perron

Custom-crafted faux wood plantation shutters may seem appealing, but it can be difficult to make a change without considering the issue from every angle. So, what are the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Boston?


Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Work Beautifully In Many Design Styles

Sunroom with interior shutters in Boston.
Plantation shutters feature louvers that move up and down with a tilt rod. People have used interior shutters for decades to help regulate sunlight and ventilation. Shutters have been used in almost every design trend, from modern to more eclectic designs. Their practicality, streamlined look, and neutral design assist you in changing your house from a dated style to one that is a better fit for your needs.


The ability of shutters to work with any type of décor is particularly useful when they’re crafted from faux wood. Unlike other treatments, like aluminum blinds, that will show their age through yellowing and cracking, our Polywood shutters last a lifetime. So when you update your rooms and redo furniture, flooring, paint, and lighting fixtures, you won’t have to budget for the extra expense of window treatments.

When considering the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters in Boston, you should definitely put style flexibility as a firm “pro.”


Con: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Slightly More Expensive Than Other Window Treatments

When comparing custom-made faux wood plantation shutters to blinds and shades — particularly those from chain home improvement stores — you’ll likely notice that plantation shutters are a little bit more expensive. At the outset, you could count that as an automatic con.


But, quality faux wood plantation shutters, like our Polywood® shutters, cost more because they offer more value. Our faux wood plantation shutters are so durable they will last a lifetime. They are guaranteed to be moisture-, pest-, and fire-resistant, and will never become warped, cracked, or yellowed. In fact, Polywood shutters have a lifetime warranty on craftsmanship — something you won’t get on cheaper blinds or shades.

Included in the cost of faux wood plantation shutters, you also purchase a layer of energy efficiency that is characteristic of the treatment. Just close the shutter louvers and you’ll prevent the heat loss that naturally happens with your glass windows. This maintains a constant temperature in your home and may even help lower your utility bills. Our Polywood shutters even offer an added layer of weather stripping, so you know you’re getting the highest degree of energy efficiency.


Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Guaranteed To Last A Lifetime

Comfortable living room with our Polywood shutters in Boston.


There’s an excellent reason that our faux wood Polywood shutters have been called one of the most durable interior shutters on the market. Our shutters are guaranteed to never fade, yellow, splinter, crack or warp, and we back that up with a lifetime warranty. We ensure your faux wood plantation shutters will be as beautiful and efficient as they were in the beginning.

Compare that to other window treatments, and you’ll discover a new understanding of the workmanship of quality faux wood plantation shutters. other window treatments will start to show their age by losing slats or become impossible to clean over the years. But Polywood shutters will always look beautiful until you decide to uninstall them.


Con: It Can Take 3-6 Weeks To Custom-Make Your Faux Wood Shutters

 Plantation shutters in Boston bedroom.  
One of the benefits of getting a set of DIY shades from a home improvement store is that you can install it the same day you buy it. However, faux wood shutters are usually custom-crafted and can be approximately 3-6 weeks of waiting from the time your windows are measured to the time they are installed. That timeframe may not be convenient if you’re trying to just cover a window before your mother-in-law’s visit this Saturday.

But having a window treatment custom-made is worth the short wait. Unless your house is newly built, your window may not be 100% square. Therefore, a DIY treatment won’t line up properly, and slight imperfections may stand out. But,a custom-fitted shutter will be sized to the exact dimensions and will fit snugly to frame, meaning your windows treatments will be the height of style, function, and energy efficiency. Also, the custom-made method is the only way to go for your specialty windows.


Pro: Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Efficient  

One of the benefits of plantation shutters is that they help block airflow and prevent the problems with heat loss. This helps to keep your home’s temperature constant and your energy bills down and makes plantation shutters a wonderful option over other window treatments. Faux wood shutters are even better because of the rigid, non-porous composite materials. 

At the height of energy efficiency are our Polywood shutters. They add another layer of weather stripping that makes sure your louvers close tightly to prevent heat loss. The result is a window treatment that’s 70% more efficient than hardwood shutters and over 1200% more efficient than aluminum blinds. 


Sunburst Is Your Source For Quality Faux Wood Plantation Shutters 

Now that you know the pros and cons of faux wood plantation shutters, the next step is to reach out to Sunburst Shutters Boston. We’ll bring samples of our popular Polywood plantation shutters, and you ’ll immediately see how they will improve your windows for years to come. Call 781-352-2205 to set up your in-home consultation with us.